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  • Ph.D., English and Cultural Studies, University of Pittsburgh, 2003
  • B.A., English and Gender Studies, University of Notre Dame, 1994



  • In progress. The British in Iraq. A study of intersections between modern Orientalism, globalization, and interwar nationalisms.
  • Fascism and Antifascism in Twentieth-Century British Fiction. Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. An exploration of politics in the novels of Wyndham Lewis, Virginia Woolf, Olive Hawks, Phyllis Bottome, Muriel Spark, George Orwell, Jan Struther, Nancy Mitford, Elizabeth Bowen, Betty Miller, P.G. Wodehouse, and others.


  • "D. H. Lawrence's Anti-Tour of Fascist Italy: Sea and Sardinia and Etruscan Places." The Legacy of the Grand Tour: New Essays on Travel, Literature, and Culture. Ed. Lisa Colletta. Fairleigh Dickinson UP. Forthcoming.
  • "Empire." Cambridge Companion to British Literature of the 1930s. Cambridge UP. Forthcoming.
  • "Modern Travel on the Fringes of Empire." Forthcoming in History of British Women's Writing, 1880-1920. Ed. Holly Laird.
  • "Sylvia Townsend-Warner." Entry forthcoming in The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. Eds. Thomas Davis and Stephen Ross.
  • "Jean Rhys' Voyage in the Dark: Community, Race, and Empire." in Communal Modernisms. Eds. Emily Hinnov and Lauren Rosenblum. (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013).
  • "Women, Work, and Leisure in British Documentary Realism." Literature/Film Quarterly. 40.1 (2012).
  • "Christopher Isherwood and Virginia Woolf: Diaries and Fleeting Impressions of Fascism." Modern Language Studies 38.1 (2008).
  • "The Familiar Attractions of Fascism in Muriel Spark's The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie." Journal of Modern Literature 30:2 (2007).
  • "Women in Fascist Biopolitics: The Case of Olive Hawks." Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal 35:3 (2006).
  • "Virginia Woolf and the Gendering of Fascism." in Virginia Woolf in Context. Eds. Laura Davis and Jeanette McVicker (New York: Pace UP, 1999).


  • Review of The New Woman International: Representations in Photography and Film from the 1870s through the 1960s (U of Michigan, 2012) Eds. Elizabeth Otto and Vanessa Rocco. The Latchkey: Journal of New Woman Studies. Vol. IV (2012).
  • Review of Cities of Affluence and Anger: A Literary Geography of Modern Englishness (U of Virginia P, 2006) by Peter J. Kalliney. Journal of the Space Between. 4:1 (2008).
  • Review of The Will to Create as a Woman: Virginia Woolf (Carroll & Graf, 2005) by Ruth Gruber, Woolf Studies Annual, 2006 (Pace UP).
  • Review of Literature at War, 1914-1940: Representing -The Time of Greatness' in Germany (Yale UP, 1999) by Wolfgang Natter, The Rocky Mountain Review, Fall 2000.